06 July 2020

TNA to reopen 21 July

"The re-opening will be a gradual process and The National Archives will look and feel very different to what you are used to. We’ll be providing limited access to parts of the building and our services will operate differently for the time being.

In recent weeks, we’ve been busy preparing and introducing new measures.

We will be introducing a booking system. All visits will need to be pre-booked and we will ask everyone to pre-plan and order all documents in advance
You will notice a new document delivery process to protect you, our staff and to ensure the correct handling and quarantine of documents
A one-way system will be in place around the building with signage to help with social distancing. There will also be rigorous cleaning throughout the day."


"Will digital records still be free to download from your website when you re-open?

Yes, we will continue to provide free downloads of our digital collection for the time being, as we are initially only able to reopen our reading rooms for a very limited number of researchers. We will continue to review this regularly."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear it's going to re-open. But have you noticed the plans sound as if it's going to be much like going grocery shopping these days? Cheers, BT